<A HREF="http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Mashups-Innovation-or-IT-Nightmare/?sp=0&kc=EWKNLWSU021308FEA1">A growing conflict is emerging</A> within enterprises between the need to enable innovation through mashups and the need to govern the results of these new services.
A mashup is a Web application that combines data or services from more than one source into a single integrated application. The rise of Web services and mashup tools have made it increasingly easier for individuals and departmental users to built productivity-enhancing applications.
But many of those mashups are made without the help of the central IT department in an enterprise, which gives rise to the need for governance. This perceived need was the subject of debate during the 2008 Web Services/SOA on Wall Street conference on Feb. 11.